The KDLL public radio team is hosting a free movie series through the month of January in an effort to promote music and togetherness this winter.
Jenny Neyman, the general manager of KDLL, said the Howard Goodall’s BBC miniseries “Story of Music” complements the station’s mission.
“Music appreciation is definitely part of our mission in public radio,” she said. “It’s informative, but also fun and just seemed like a nice service to offer to the community when it’s dark and cold.”
David Rigall, a volunteer at KDLL and the main organizer of the movie miniseries event, said it’s important to be able to gather.
“We can sit in our cabins by ourselves and watch YouTube all day long; that has a great potential. It’s a remarkable resource and I love it,” Rigall said. “But doing that all winter long can get really tiring.”
He said the idea is for people who appreciate the history of music to be able to gather and discuss. The miniseries itself, Rigall said, chronicles western music from the prehistoric days to the present.
“That is a remarkable history of music,” he said. “It starts in with bone flutes in Neolithic caves in France and ends up with Lady Gaga.”
The first two episodes were screened this Saturday. There will be two more episodes broadcast each on Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Soldotna Public Library.
Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Neyman also said patrons interested may donate to KDLL at the screenings.
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